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> Need A Drive Image Of A C3000
puffy
post Sep 27 2008, 05:24 PM
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Hello. I have a damaged Zaurus. It will not enter any pre boot menu. Trust me on this one. It is totally impossible to use any key combo, prayer or mantra to get this sick f*cker to heal.

I have removed the 4g cf hard drive and put it in a OpenBSD laptop with the hopes
I can maybe use dd or something to get the hd in a cool state where I can boot without using
any pre boot menu.
I really really need this Z.
(My crappy job does not allow laptops, and I can feel my brain atrophy from lack of OpenBSD at my fingertips. without this Z
my day to day life at work bites serious, hardcore BORING ass.

Do you think, if I can get someone to dd their working hd I could dd it onto the disk, boot and be on my merry merry way?
I'm really reaching here.

Here is some info from the OpenBSD laptop with the zaurus hd inserted:

### from dmesg ###
wdc2 at pcmcia0 function 0 "HITACHI, microdrive" port 0xa000/16
wd1 at wdc2 channel 0 drive 0: <HMS360404D5CF00>
wd1: 32-sector PIO, LBA, 3906MB, 7999488 sectors
wd1(wdc2:0:0): using BIOS timings

### from disklabel wd1 ###
# Inside MBR partition 3: type A6 start 63 size 7999425
# /dev/rwd1c:
type: ESDI
disk: ESDI/IDE disk
label: HMS360404D5CF00
flags:
bytes/sector: 512
sectors/track: 63
tracks/cylinder: 16
sectors/cylinder: 1008
cylinders: 7936
total sectors: 7999488
rpm: 3600
interleave: 1
trackskew: 0
cylinderskew: 0
headswitch: 0 # microseconds
track-to-track seek: 0 # microseconds
drivedata: 0

16 partitions:
# size offset fstype [fsize bsize cpg]
c: 7999488 0 unused 0 0


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pelrun
post Sep 27 2008, 11:44 PM
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If you can't get into a boot menu, then imaging the HD isn't going to help; something is wrong with your flash or P2ROM.

99% of the time Fn+D+M will work, although people have trouble sometimes coaxing a Z into seeing it. If it really isn't working, you're probably out of luck.
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post Sep 28 2008, 04:05 AM
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QUOTE(pelrun @ Sep 28 2008, 09:44 AM) *
99% of the time Fn+D+M will work, although people have trouble sometimes coaxing a Z into seeing it. If it really isn't working, you're probably out of luck.


If you Zaurus is not a pre-production version, Fn+D+M menu is started directly from the the non-programmable PROM. If it does not appear, you have a hardware problem, not software. There is still a chance, that one of electronic fuses inside was activated. You may reset them by removing batteries for longer time.

If it does not help as well, HDD image will not help you for sure.
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